Road to PhD Economics

1st semester
compulsory courses (18 ECTS)

compulsory courses:

2nd semester
1 out of 3 elective courses (6 ECTS)

elective courses:

  • Financial Economics (will only be offered again in summer semester 2020)
  • Game Theory (will only be offered again in summer semester 2020)
  • Statistics

First dissertation seminar (presenting the exposé)

other semesters
core skills, generic skills, PhD seminars (20 ETCS)

core skills of the thesis topic (12 ECTS):

  • varying course offer (each course is credited with 4 ECTS)

generic skills (4 ECTS):

  • students gain theoretical and practical skills efficiently, follow own scientific research activities and present these properly. Courses on equality and gender can also be chosen.

PhD seminars (4ECTS):

  • students are able to properly present research ideas, theoretical and methodological principles as well as results of their own research. Students need to take one seminar at the University of Innsbruck and one seminar at JKU Linz

dissertation and defense

The topic of a dissertation should be aligned with research interests of potential supervisors. Please check the faculty pages to learn about the research interests of potential supervisors. It is highly recommended to contact potential supervisors before finally applying to the program


Complete curriculum

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